Better Nate Than Ever

Better Nate Than Ever

(Part of Nate)
Read by: Tim Federle
For Ages: 9 - 13
Now on CD! In this New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, Slate Favorite Book of the Year, Odyssey Award Honor Audiobook, and Stonewall Book Award Book, a small-town boy hops a bus to New York City to crash an audition for E.T.: The Musical.

Nate Foster has big dreams. His whole life, he’s wanted to star in a Broadway show. (Heck, he’d settle for seeing a Broadway show.) But how is Nate supposed to make his dreams come true when he’s stuck in Jankburg, Pennsylvania, where no one (except his best pal Libby) appreciates a good show tune? With Libby’s help, Nate plans a daring overnight escape to New York. There’s an open casting call for E.T.: The Musical, and Nate knows this could be the difference between small-town blues and big-time stardom.

Tim Federle’s “hilarious and heartwarming debut novel” (Publishers Weekly) is full of broken curfews, second chances, and the adventure of growing up—because sometimes you have to get four hundred miles from your backyard to finally feel at home.
  • Simon & Schuster Audio | 
  • 5 disks | 
  • ISBN 9781442374157 | 
  • February 2014 | 
  • Grades 4 - 8
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Tim Federle

Tim Federle is “a prolific scribe whose breezy wit isn’t bound to a single genre” (Huffington Post). Tim’s award-winning novels include the New York Times Notable Books The Great American Whatever and Better Nate Than Ever—which Lin-Manuel Miranda called “a wonderful evocation of what it’s like to be a theater kid” (The New York Times). Tim cowrote both the Tony-nominated Broadway musical Tuck Everlasting and the Fox Animation feature film Ferdinand, starring John Cena and Kate McKinnon. A native of San Francisco who grew up in Pittsburgh, Tim now divides his time between New York and the internet (@TimFederle).

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